Tag: Carbondale

DRAG SHOW – Rainbow Runway in Carbondale

CARBONDALE — The Saluki Rainbow Network at Southern Illinois University will be hosting its drag show on March 2. From the Facebook event: Come join us at the Saluki Rainbow Network’s bi-annual drag show! Our show is family-friendly, so we welcome you to bring family members along. Tickets are $5 with an SIU ID, and…

Southern Illinois AIDS Walk set for March 23

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois AIDS Coalition announced this week that the 20th Annual AIDS Walk will be on Saturday, March 23. The Walk will start at the Southern Illinois University Newman Center, 715 S. Washington Street in Carbondale, at 11 a.m. Registration and a health fair will begin at 10 a.m. All proceeds from the walk…

LGBTQ short rejected by high school to screen at Big Muddy

CARBONDALE — A student’s LGBTQ themed short film, “Since the Day We First Met,” that was rejected by his high school film festival will be screened at the Big Muddy Film Festival of Southern Illinois University. From Alex Rodriguez in The Southern Illinoisan: Originally being rejected by his high school’s film festival for “clearly illustrating…

Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center unveils new website

CARBONDALE — The Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center unveiled their revamped website Wednesday evening. From the Rainbow Cafe’s Facebook post: HELLO EVERYONE! We are are SO EXCITED to unveil … ***drumroll*** OUR UPDATED WEBSITE! We are so impressed by and proud of our manager, Ashley Beard (ne AB) for the INCREDIBLE WORK with this project. She is…

Southern Illinois Pride drag fundraiser in March

CARBONDALE — The Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center is hosting a Southern Illinois Pride pageant fundraiser at Carbondale’s Street Bar on Saturday, March 9. From the Rainbow Cafe Facebook page: Categories include: TITLE CATEGORIES • King of Pride: defined as a self-identified female competing as a male illusionist. • Queen of Pride: defined as a…

Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center takes part in Carbondale’s Lights Fantastic Parade

CARBONDALE — The Rainbow Cafe LGBT Youth Center in Carbondale took part in the southern Illinois city’s Lights Fantastic Parade this past weekend. The Lights Fantastic Parade is Carbondale’s annual Christmas parade and this year, the Rainbow Cafe had a float of their own. From the Rainbow Cafe’s Facebook page: Our theme was Welcome to Wonderland,…

World AIDS Day across Illinois

CHICAGO — World AIDS Day, an annual event to commemorate the battle against HIV and AIDS, is every December 1. Many groups and cities across Illinois have events planned for the day. Chicagoland Chicago World AIDS Day Indoor Street Fest DIFFA/Chicago and Center on Halsted present the 2nd Annual Stand Up For Red World AIDS…